Matt Mullarkey has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study in Ireland. He is an instructor with the Information Systems and Decision Sciences Department and director of the DBA program at the University of South Florida's Muma College of Business.
His grant, titled "Developing Information Systems Design Principles for Smart-City Districts" will allow him to travel to Ireland over a five-month period next spring and partner with researchers at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth; the Irish Innovation Value Institute, LERO Ireland and the Dublin City Council's Smart Docklands team.
He hopes to find out about how Dublin is implementing the smart-city design and bring those insights back to the Tampa Bay area.
"The research will investigate the working models for information systems and technologies within a smart city district," he said, "with the express intent of sharing that knowledge with the cities of Tampa and St Petersburg," he said. "Our goal is to better understand the efforts that exist in the Dublin City Docklands to share them specifically with the city districts, business and community leaders across the greater Tampa Bay." Read more.